Lama Shenpen continues her conversation with a student about working with their experience, in relation to desire, aversion and indifference. Click here to read the full question and answer.
Each week Lama Shenpen answers a student’s question. The students are studying her ‘Living the Awakened Heart’ Training courses. Become one of Lama Shenpen’s students and ask her a question, Lama loves a good questions.
Each week Lama Shenpen answers a student’s question. The students are studying her ‘Living the Awakened Heart’ Training courses. Become one of Lama Shenpen’s students and ask her a question, Lama loves questions! For more information about meditation training visit: www.ahs.org.uk/training or visit one of our classes in Woolton, Liverpool.
Here, the Buddhist master Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche explains how the ego constructs itself:
“The ego feels rather lonely and, at the same time, keeps busy trying to defend itself. It finds that it consists of a collection of desires, expectations, ideas, conclusions, memories, and many other things.
“This collection is too complicated for the ego to grasp; therefore, it conveniently constructs “I am” or “I am the ego” and puts this label on itself as if it were a real individual entity.
Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche (1939-1987) encouraged a young English woman called Susan to travel India to learn Buddhist meditation. After decades of meditation practice Susan became known as Lama Shenpen.
Without Trungpa Rinpoche’s encouragement, the Awakened Heart Sangha may never have come into being. By extension our meditation classes in Liverpool have come about through the influence of this modern day master.
In this three minute video, Lama Shenpen explains the Buddhist concept of mind or Chitta. In doing so she explores the connections between what we think of as heart and mind, and their connection with what we find meaningful.
It is not unusual to experience boredom in meditation. Why is this? Is it a problem? What should we do about it, if anything? Lama Shenpen talks to a student about the experience of boredom, what it’s telling us and how to deal with it. Click the link to read the full question and response: